Sunday, March 13, 2016

Instax Evil Dead

Lomo-Instant Camera with Close-Up lens Fujifilm Instax Mini Film - Inspired by last night's viewing of the original version of "The Evil Dead" and a general lack of any in my other project coming to fruition any time soon, I thought I would play with some Instax close-ups. When Instax film is extremely over exposed it actual begins to product a negative effect as you can see on the top of the skull. This adds and eery touch to this image.

Scanned with a HP Scanjet G4050 using HP's OEM software.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Instax Berries

Lomo'Instant with Close-Up Lens Fujifilm Instax Mini Film - Shot after a heavy snow in late afternoon sun, I love the contrast between the red berries and the blue tinted shadows.

Scanned with a HP Scant G4050 using HP's OEM software.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Torture

Kiev 60 Arsat 80mm f2.8 Kodak Tri-X Professional Adox Adonal 1:50 - Politics aside, this taggers placement of this work is perfect. Stenciled onto a buildings cracking foundation, the positioning only reinforces the message of the work. I chose a slightly over exposed negative for this post as it heightened the already high contrast of the Tri-X and Adonal combination.

Scanned with and Epson Perfection V500 Photo using Epson's OEM software.




Saturday, February 20, 2016

Bricks, Grass and Tags

Kiev 60 Arsat 80mm f2.8 Kodak Tri-X Professional Adox Adonal 1:50 - Another study in texture and tones, a common thread in my current work. There are so many things going on here, the uneven tones of the brick, the contrast of brick and mortar, the pattern of the masonry and the randomness of the grass. These elements appeal to me, even when view the scene in color, my mind translates it to grey.

Scanned with an Epson Perfection V500 Photo using Epson's OEM software.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Farewell Kurokiba, Farewell....

Death is never more appalling then when it comes to someone who has barely begun to live. Kurokiba came to us after her mother was unable to take care of her at 19 days old. We took her in, bottle fed her and made her part of our family. Unfortunately, the long life that should have been was cut short by an illness the Vet was unable to cure and, at just 18 months, she passed from our lives.

Nikon FE2 Micro-Nikkor 55mm f2.8 Kodak Ultramax 400 Arista C-41

Scanned using a Kodak Pakon F135 Plus using Pakon's OEM scanning software.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Pallet

Kiev 60 Arsat 80mm f2.8 Kodak Tri-X Professional Adox Adonal 1:50 - The overlapping, smeared appearance of this door reminded me of an Oil Painter's pallet. Layer upon layer of tone and textured blended with care and purpose, but giving no hint of the actual work in progress.

Scanned using an Epson Perfection V500 Photo using Epson's EOM Software.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Suits no. 2

Kiev 60 Arsat 80mm f2.8 Kodak Tri-X Professional Adox Adonal 1:50 - The return of the suits... Ever present ever watching...

Scanned using an Epson Perfection V500 Photo using Epson's EOM Software.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Back Alley

Kiev 60 Arsat 45mm f3.5 Kodak Tri-X Professional Adox Adonal 1:50 - An interesting scene discovered while scouting a hidden alcove off Church St. in downtown Lynchburg VA.. Shot as found, if you look closely you can see "downtown" written on the laundry cart.

Scanned with an Epson Perfection V500 Photo using Epson's OEM software.

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Suits no. 1

Kiev 60 Arsat 80mm f2.8 Kodak Tri-X Professional Adox Adonal 1:50 - I like the ominous feel of this tag, anonymous headless men is black suits lurking everywhere. The industrial element added by the location chosen just enhances its stark nature.

Scanned using an Epson Perfection V500 Photo using Epson's EOM Software.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Private Parking Spectre no. 1

Kiev 60 Arsat 80mm f2.8 Kodak Tri-X Pro Adox Adonal 1:50 - Well it has been almost 14 months since my last port, sometimes life gets in the way, but this is the start of what I hope will be my return to regular posting. I have been eyeing this piece of graffiti  for some time. I drive past it every time I drive through downtown Lynchburg and for the past six months have wanted to capture. The contrast and grain of Kodak's Tri-X Professional developed in Adox's Adonal (Rodinal) is the perfect combination for the somewhat eery work.

Negative Scanned using an Epson Perfection V500 using Epson's OEM Software.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Impossible Faces no. 5 (Tough Bunny)

Polaroid Macro 5 SLA 1200 Impossible Spectra Black and White Instant Film - Inspired by my Instant Faces post, I decided to do a series of images on artificial faces using Impossible Project's Black and White instant film and my Polaroid Macro 5 1200 instant camera. This is the fifth and final image in a series of capturing faces on various toys and objects around the house, "found" beauty so to speak. This tough bunny has seen better days, but stall has a well worn cuteness.

Scanned using a HP ScanJet G4050 using HP's OEM Software software